Toronto's 2018 Murder Rate Just Passed A Scary Mark
It's not even fall yet and Toronto has already tied a major crime mark.
This year has been one of the most violent in the history of Toronto, and now the city's total murder count has officially reached new heights.
Summer isn’t quite over yet, and Toronto has already tied last year’s mark for total homicides in the city.
That’s right - as of this August, Toronto has seen as many murders as it did in all of 2017. But, some events in the city this year have caused that number to skyrocket very quickly.
A manthis morning, making it the city’s 66th murder of 2018, the total homicide count in all of 2017.
Of those 66 homicides,.
The van attack claimed 10 lives not just in a single day, but in a single isolated incident.
The van attack alone accounts for a total of 15 percent of the murders in the city this year.
Since the van attack, a series of other fatal incidents have followed. This past Saturday saw a total of 6 people killed, half of which have occurred in the last 48 hours.
Toronto is currently looking at ways to bring down violent crimes in the city.
Earlier this year, Toronto Police announced, when most of the violent incidents occur.
The city has also asked the provincial and federal government for help.
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